School Counseling
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HES Counselor's Corner

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Welcome to Hawkins Elementary's School Counseling Corner

My name is Kara Werner and I'm the school counselor here at HES!  I work with students on various types of concerns such as anxiety, depression, anger, grief, peer issues, etc. in order for students to be their best selves while they are here at school.  I also teach within the related arts schedule on various topics throughout the year as well as serving as the school's 504 coordinator.  My goal through my program is for students to become their own problem solvers and danger rangers with the tools I teach them within my classes.  I have a clothing closet and school supplies for students here at the school.  I am honored to be your child's school counselor and please never forget that I am here for parents/guardians as well.  Please never hesitate to reach out to me by phone at 423-272-2632 or by email at


About me: I live in Kingsport with my husband and two dogs.  I am a native of Southwest Virginia.  I enjoy running, hiking, spending time with family, and trying new foods!  I hold a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia and a master's degree in school counseling from East Tennessee State University.